CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will be sending two golfers to the Class 3 State Tournament after both Evan Deere and Ben Murray qualified during sectionals at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau on Thursday.
Deere shot an 81, good enough for seventh place while Murray shot an 82 to finish tied for eighth.
"Evan has really been playing solid and Ben got his first bid to state," Sikeston golf coach Andy McGill said. "Ben has put in a lot of time and hard work so it's good to see him advance."
As a team, Sikeston finished fourth with a 346, 20 strokes behind sectional winner Notre Dame's 326.
Dexter qualified three individuals for state in Cody Stevens (83), Brennan Justice (85) and Logan Robey (89).
Team results: 1. Notre Dame Regional High School 326; 2. St. Francis Borgia 339; 3. Hillsboro 340; 4. Sikeston 346; 5. Dexter 359; 6. Sullivan 362.
Sikeston -- 7. Evan Deere 81; 8. Ben Murray 82; 23. Kirk Hoggatt 90; 25. Connor Landers 93; 35. Conor MacGillivray 99.
Dexter -- 10. Cody Stevens 83; 14. Brennen Justice 85; 19. Logan Robey 89; 40. Alan Flannigan 102.
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils improved to 16-3 on the season with a 9-3 win over visiting Saxony Lutheran on Thursday afternoon.
Daniel Dooley earned the win for win Chaffee while also collecting a double at the plate. Alex Davie also had a double while Cody Payne finished 2-for-4.
Trent Steffens went 3-for-5 for Saxony while Clay Roth was 2-for-4 and Jon Winkler was 2-for-3.
The Red Devils will be back in action today when they travel to Oran at 4 p.m.
|Saxony Lutheran||000 101 1 -- 3 11 1|
|Chaffee||132 120 X -- 9 9 3|
WP -- Daniel Dooley. LP -- Matt Stueve. 2B -- (C) Alex Davie, Daniel Dooley.
OAK RIDGE -- The Scott County Central Braves dropped a road game at Oak Ridge 6-1 on Thursday afternoon.
Facing Blue Jay ace Brett Thomas, the Braves only managed three hits, two of which came from Dustin Johnson who finished 2-for-3 on the day.
Scott Central falls to 9-4 with the loss.
|SCC||000 001 0 -- 1 3 1|
|Oak Ridge||101 001 3 -- 6 7 3|
WP -- Brett Thomas. LP -- Josh Boese. 2B -- (O) Jacob Light.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs had no trouble with Kelly on Thursday, downing the visiting Hawks 10-0 in a SEMO Conference game.
The Hawks could only muster two hits against Bulldog hurler Steven Carmen while a six-run third inning put the game away for Notre Dame.
|Kelly||000 00 -- 0 2 2|
|Notre Dame||116 02 -- 10 10 2|
WP -- Steven Carmen LP -- Michael Kuykendall. 2B -- (ND) John Lynch, Derek Landewee, Cody Heisserer, Alex Beussink, Eric Hayes. 3B -- (ND) Lynch.
KENNETT -- The Kennett Indians used two big innings to down visiting South Pemiscot 11-0 on Thursday afternoon.
The game was scoreless through two-and-a-half innings before Kennett scored five in the third and sixth in the fourth to win the game by the mercy rule.
South Pemiscot (7-7) had two hits in the contest, one by Jordan Carter and the other by Hunter Williams.
|South Pemiscot||000 00 -- 0 2 3|
|Kennett||005 6X -- 11 9 1|
WP -- John Rooney. LP -- Ryan Nolen. 2B -- (K) Thomas Stillman, Collin Smith, Alex Bohnert.
POPLAR BLUFF -- The shorthanded Sikeston tennis team lost to Poplar Bluff 9-0 on the road Thursday afternoon.
"Again today we were without five of our six varsity players, but hopefully the experience the JV is getting this year playing up will pay dividends next season," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "I see improvement in their play match-to-match."
Sikeston will be back in action Monday when they travel to Potosi for first round play in the team district tournament.
1. Cody Hillis (P) def. Jimmie Hines (S), 8-0
2. Devin Allison (P) def. Giovanni Walker (S), 8-1
3. Ethan Campbell (P) def. Wesley Kelly (S), 8-3
4. Adam Griffith (P) def. Alex Hahn (S), 8-1
5. Paramveer Hundal (P) def. Wade Gadberry (S), 8-1
6. Marcus Coleman (P) def. Devon Martin (S), 8-0
1. Allison/Campbell (P) def. Hines/Walker (S), 8-0
2. Hillis/Griffith (P) def. Kelly/Hahn (S), 8-0
3. Hundal/Page (P) def. Gadberry/Martin (S), 8-0
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs returned to action after a week layoff and lost to Jackson 7-0 on Thursday night.
Jordan Myer had three goals for the Lady Indians as Sikeston fell to 7-7 on the season.